Employment Requirements


Passion for working with and having an impact on the military? Have a love for art, science, technology, team-building or education that you can’t wait to share? Believe the world needs innovators? 


Lead Instructors are the staff most well-placed to bring innovation to life at Your Digital Storytelling Project. This approach is more about process than product. We use Virtual reality and somatic experiencing to help educate people about ways of reducing post traumatic stress and to appreciate life.  


Your Digital Storytelling Project's mission is to develop innovators who can deal with educating the public on new ways of thinking and appreciating  life using technology and art. 

 Positions at our Your Digital Storytelling Project includes:

  1. Digital Filmmaking Instructors

  2. Digital Photography Instructors

  3. Mobile App Startup Instructors

  4. Virtual Reality Instructors

  5. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

  6. Film Editing Instructors

  7. Licensed Clinical Psychologists

  8. Licensed Art Therapists

  9. Licensed Social Workers

  10. Researchers 

  11. Grant Writers




  • must complete background check completed with proof of attendance.
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for up to 10 weeks



  • Phd or Master's degree or trade school or military experience
  • Experience with the subject you will be practicing
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience in the  health field
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Red Cross Volunteer



  • Refine curriculum for your workshop for appropriate veterans/active duty servicemen and women. 
  • Instructor supplies management during class and will pack up and inventory at the end of the workshop
  • Prepare and plan materials and deliver six hours of instruction per day to groups of up to 28 campers
  • Set, work towards and achieve measurable professional development goals
  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes
  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience
  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of the workshop
  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-workshop activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming
  • Set clear and consistent expectations for camper behavior and accountability partner with administrative team to promptly communicate and follow incident/emergency protocols



The workshop environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of the work or the specific week or day, the needs of the workshop and resulting staff hours may vary. I seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to this business' success and how it may help the community.


The workshop day runs, on average, 9 hours for Lead Instructors.  

Company Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm, and 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Instructional Team Meetings: Meet with group staff Monday of each week from 3:25pm-4:00pm
  • Staff Meetings: Twice per week, during regular work hours before or after the start of programming
  • Training and Setup Days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts



Summer staff positions are temporary, and will be billed as independent contractors. 

  • Minimum wage or $14.75-15.00 per hour, based on subject, experience and level of education. Lead Instructors work an average of 42-45 hours per week, so overtime is expected in every week. 
  • Staff Training: The training will be  between 5-12 hours.
  • Training and Setup Days: You will be compensated at a rate of $42.00 per day for two days of training.
  • Payroll is processed every other week; payments will be issued on the 20th of each month
  • bonuses will be given for bringing in clients.



  • General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation will be provided by a licensed psychologist.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling


About Joshua Lee Cohen



Dr. Cohen is a media psychologist and the program chair for the American Psychological Association's Media Psychology Division for the convention in Washington D.C. in 2017. As a media psychologist, member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Foundation board,  and author and co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice, .He has a business license in the city of Long Beach for educational purposes and also works in the mental health field with clients. He was trained as an Avid and Final Cut Pro Editor in Burbank California and has a PhD in clinical Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology. He draws from his background in clinical psychology, and somatic experiencing,  to help educate the public and health professionals about important mental health information through the powerful and fun language of story in webinars, workshops, and individual sessions. 



  • Veterans
  • Active Duty Military
  • Families of Veterans
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Couples
  • Addiction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adults abused as children
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma


SE Level

Practitioner in Training

Professional Title:

Media Psychologist

Professional Certifications:

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Author and co-editor of Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.

Business Phone

(213) 814-4797


Mobile Phone

(213) 864-4375


Alternate Phone

(424) 210-7618


Insurance Accepted



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